While many families have been off on their holidays this month, we have also been busy with events and lots of training in the form of other breed socialisation, lead and toy work and best of all having lots of fun in our new sand enclosure with our lovely greyhounds.
We hope you are all enjoying the Summer weather and are taking care in the heat of yourselves and your pets. Below is some top tips to help your four legged friends.
Walk your dog early morning or late at night when the temperature is cooler, try walking them in shady places and avoid tarmac.
Ensure your dog has access to cool areas inside
Avoid car journeys and use air-conditioning if necessary
Ensure your dog has access to clean fresh water, dogs may drink more in hotter weather so ensure their bowls are checked regularly
NEVER leave your dog in a parked car during hot weather – dogs can overheat in a matter of minutes causing multi-organ failure and death
Use cooling pads, fans or cooling coats to cool your dog down
If concerned about your dogs excessive panting or unusual symptoms in this warm weather, contact your veterinary surgery for advice immediately.
Greyhound Lifeline is now registered with Amazon Smile.
It is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.
Please remember Greyhound Lifeline when you shop at Amazon by going to Amazon Smile, the link below will take you to the appropriate page.
Recycle 4 Charity:
We are now registered with Recycle 4 Charity and can now take your empty inkjet cartridges.
Please spread the word with family and friends, we can get up to £1 for each empty cartridge you donate. Unfortunately we are unable to take inktanks from Brother, Epson or Kodak and we cannot accept toners.
To donate your empty cartridges please either drop them off at the kennels in the box provided or set up an account through Recycle4Charity, please use Greyhound Lifeline’s unique code to ensure we receive your donations. See link below.
Kennel Opening Hours:
Please note all volunteers (kennel hands included), visitors and customers must pre-book visits to our site which will involve bringing a non-resident dog on site.
We are asking for at least 24 hours’ notice of your dog’s arrival, details of the day/time you wish to bring your dog(s) and how many dogs you propose to bring. We will endeavour to give you a suitable appointment time, but please appreciate that we can only be as flexible as our lease permits and you may be offered an alternative time/day instead.
You can pre-book your dog’s visit by:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by text or phone to 07828 138378 (Marie) or 07769 348310 (Lucy).
The above pre-booking applies to visiting dogs only.
Volunteers and customers without dogs joining them are welcome during opening hours as per normal. Viewings remain by appointment only as previously.
Please come along and join us, at one of our fundraising/awareness events. There will be plenty of greyhounds to have a cuddle with too!
Rustic Fayre, Verwood – Bank Holiday Monday 26th August
Morrisons, Fleet Collection – Saturday 31st August
Blue Cross Fun Day & Dog Event, Southampton – Saturday 7th September
The Maltings, Farnham – Saturday 7th September
Fleet Street Collection – Saturday 14th September
Redfields Garden Centre Collection – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October
Windsor Street Collection – Saturday 2nd November
Guildford Street Collection – Saturday 16th November
The Meadows, Camberley – Sunday 1st December
Farnborough Street Collection – Saturday 7th December.
Dogs in Foster Care:
Cinders and Tigger.
Ricardo, Amigo, Gadget, Dynamo and Quackers.
If you would like to meet this greyhound or any of our resident greyhounds please call or email Greyhound Lifeline’s Adoption team to arrange a viewing. Please note all viewings are by prior arrangement.
All our home seeking greyhounds have updated their personal pages, please check them out and find the greyhound waiting for you!
Bedding: Thank you for your donations, we are now full up again and we will update this page when we can accept more bedding.
Toys: If you have any soft toys that we could use for the kennel dogs but also on our tombola stalls at local events we would be very grateful.
Street Collections: If you live local and are already one of our volunteers wanting to support us through fundraising events please let us know. We have a number of collections this year and are always looking for helpers. Some of our collections are permit limited but a bank of fundraising volunteers is always welcome.
Please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com and include your full name, contact number and your availability.